Fun rubber trick :)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Splugen, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Splugen

    Splugen New Member

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    Ok, so this is not a slingshot trick, though it does involve rubber. Office rubber aka rubber bands for us yankees <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Now, everyone knows to loop a rubber band around the tip of your index finger, pull back and shoot, right? That's fine and dandy, but a bit short ranged and unstable. The next time you are looking for that incognito across the room shot, try this method a friend and I figured out.<br><br>1. Lie the band flat on the table. It should find a comfortable fold in the middle, with half lying flat on the table, and half standing above.<br><br>2. place your fingertip about three quarters down on the bottom layer, and pull back on the top part as normal.<br><br>3. Shoot!<br><br>This technique makes one side of the band tense harder than the other, and creates a strongly spinning, arching flight trajectory that travels much further and consistently than normal. The arching path is a little strange compared to the straight shot of a normal pull back, but after a few practice shots, you'll get the hang of it. Just remember it arcs in the direction that the tension is greatest, and the angle of your hand matters. All in all, it's harder, but gives you a great amount of control once you play with it. Being the class clown, I was a champion of this technique back in school <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Just a little bit of juvenile fun. I hope I explained it well enough. Try it out and let me know what you think <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">